31 Dec Out with the Old, In with the New Wedding Etiquette
Traditions are important. Tradition can bring families together and contributes a sense of belonging and comfort. This is especially true with weddings, as weddings are steeped in tradition. However, traditions can change or alter throughout the years. Old traditions can become replaced with new traditions, and the same goes with weddings. While some wedding customs are age-old and special, others have changed and morphed throughout the years. Due to the modern age, and COVID, there are new wedding etiquette rules that you can now follow.
The Three New Wedding Etiquette Rules
1. When it comes to your bridal party, you don’t need to include everyone special in your life. Especially now with COVID, there is nothing wrong with keeping your bridal party small. Many are even opting only to have a best man and a maid of honor. Figuring out wedding duties and fittings can be stressful and expensive. Plus, keeping your wedding small is the logical thing to do with the current pandemic.
2. Besides your bridal party, having multiple pre-wedding events can be a thing of the past in a modern wedding. Luncheons, bridal showers, engagement parties, bachelor and bachelorette parties, and rehearsal dinners are a lot to plan, especially when you have a wedding to plan on top of it. All of these events take up a lot of time, money, and energy that you and your guests may not have. Getting together socially right now is somewhat restricted due to the pandemic, so don’t feel like you still have to stick with the age-old traditions.
3. The age-old belief that the bride mainly plans the wedding can be done away with for a modern wedding. Weddings aren’t just for the bride. They are for the groom too, so having the groom participate in the planning process is essential. Having both parties heavily involved with the wedding planning process is the best way to reflect both parties’ interests and their bond. Plus, it’s also a great way to bring the bride and groom closer together.